For those who are serious members of the list it should be noted for the
record that Blast I, published June 1914, contains 7 poems by Ezra Pound,
an article on Vorticism by Ezra Pound and the article by Gaudier Brzeska
which Pound always considered the seminal statement.
I can find no poetry or article or verse or statement or anything by Gus
Krutch. Furthermore "program" does not connote "first".
Of potential interest are several assertions by Pound in his article:
"The vorticist relies not upon similarity or analogy, not upon likeness or
"The vortex is the point of maximum energy"
"All experience rushes into this vortex. All the energized past, all the
past that is living and worthy to live. All MOMENTUM, which is the past
bearing upon us, RACE, RACE-MEMORY, instinct charging the PLACID,
NON-ENERGIZED FUTURE." (caps are Pound's)
"An Image is that which presents an intellectual and emotional complex in an
instant of time"
"The vorticist will use only the primary media of his art. The primary
pigment of poetry is the IMAGE" (caps are Pound's)